The 100 Greatest Athletes of the Complex Decade

86. Diana Taurasi

Sport: Women's Basketball
Bonafides From 2002-2012: 2x WNBA Champion, 2009 Finals MVP and WNBA MVP, 5x All-Star, 6x All-WNBA First Team
The first issue of Complex hit newsstands in April 2002, the same month that sophomore Diana Taurasi led the UConn Huskies to the first of three consecutive national championships. Taurasi's impact on the college game was pretty accurately summed up by her coach Geno Auriemma's explanation of why he thought the Huskies would win a third 'chip: "We have Diana, and you don't." Taurasi has gone on to have a similar impact in the WNBA, making five first-team All-WNBA squads and doing her best MJ impression with a regular season and Finals MVP in 2009.

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